My husband and I are travelling to France, 5 of those days will be spent in the Loire Valley. I would like to visit a couple of the Chateaus eg. Chenonceau and Chambord etc. Where should I be based? We were thinking of hiring a car from Tours to get around in 5 days then dropping the car back at Tours and catching a Train back to Paris. Is the car hire and base in Tour recommended? Also, any recommended cottages/hotels in the area? Should we base ourselves in one or move around?